The treatment used to help smokers stop smoking is called nicotine replacement therapy. Here, products that deliver low doses of nicotine are used, but they do not contain other toxins found in a cigarette. The aim of this treatment is to cut smokers' cravings for nicotine and reduce the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, such as sweating, tingling in hands and feet, sore throat, anxiety, irritability, headaches, etc.
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Kindly suggest the seriousness of triple valve disease in a smoker.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42 year old male. I smoke 30 to 40 cigarettes per day. I was admitted into a hospital last week with chest pain and underwent angiography, which showed triple vessel disease. ECG was showing normal rhythm with no evidence of acute ischemic changes. Troponins were mildly elevated... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After seeing your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), yes, three of your major vessels are affected. But, the seriousness depends on the percentage of the block and how narrow the vessels have become, which I cannot make out by looking at the pho... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I want to quit smoking but I cannot. So suggest some medicine so that I can quit smoking. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well. I read your query and I am very proud that you have decided to take this great step. First of all, you need to understand that there is no medicine available that will make you quit smoking, it is only you who can make it happen. It is not a ... Read Full »
How to quit cigarette smoking in three weeks time?
Query: Hi doctor, I want to quit smoking. Is it possible to quit cigarette smoking within three weeks time? What are the side effect after quitting cigarette smoking? Is Nicotex recommended by medical council? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can certainly quit cigarettes within three weeks. Because, smoking habit is more about self-control and determination than anything else. Also, medical council does not recommend any one particular brand or medicine. It recognizes that Nicotex (chewing gum wit... Read Full »
What are my chances of lung cancer due to smoking for three years?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 years old and turning 16 this month. I have been smoking marijuana and cigarettes for nearly three years or maybe less. I have been feeling pressure or a bubble like feeling in my left lung. I have really bad anxiety when it comes to thinking that I have cancer. It paranoids me. I... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lung cancer at this age is rare. Also, three years is not a duration that will lead to cancer and exposure needs to be in decades. Also, you already underwent investigation and found nothing. I think you should not be worried at this stage. Your symptoms are psycholo... Read Full »
Is using nicotine gum the correct way to quit smoking?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 19 years old. I have a habit of smoking from the last one year. I tried to quit smoking. But, it is not possible. Is it correct to use nicotine gum? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Trying to quit smoking is a very good idea and since you have only been smoking for a year, quitting now will be much easier than doing it any later. Nicotine gum and lozenges are both good replacements and have proven to be effective. Normally, side effects may occu... Read Full »
I am unable to stop smoking. Kindly suggest some steps to stop it.
Query: Hi doctor, My age is 20. I smoke five to six cigarettes per day for the last one year. I am unable to stop smoking. Please help me to get out of it. I do not want to smoke. Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I appreciate you for taking a forward step to quit smoking.It is quite easy for you to quit smoking because it is just one year since you are into it.First of all, you need to set a quit date and inform your family and friends that you are quitting. Have a healthy diet a... Read Full »
What does third-hand smoking mean?
Query: Hi doctor, My question is about third-hand smoke. My husband and I do smoke and we are trying to quit. My daughter-in-law is so concerned about third-hand smoke. We are no longer allowed to see our grandchildren until we have completely quit smoking. We only smoke outside and are down to five cigare... Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Third-hand smoke is a newly postulated concept of toxic compounds being formed due to a reaction between nicotine and environmental components forming nitrosamines which are considered as potential carcinogens. To be crisp and specific first hand is smoker, second ha... Read Full »
How will nicotex help in quitting smoking?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a regular smoker, and I would like to quit smoking. My question is what is the role of Nicotex here? Will it be useful to stop smoking? Please answer. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nicotex gum is certainly useful. The 4 mg dose of gum is recommended for smokers if you smoke 25 or more cigarettes per day, whereas 2 mg dose if less. You should chew the gum whenever you have an urge to smoke. You can chew one piece of gum every one to two hours for ... Read Full »
How does Nicotex chewing gum help quit smoking?
Query: Hello doctor, How does Nicotex chewing gum help in quitting smoking? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nicotex chewing gums are often resorted to, these days, as a means to quit smoking. Nicotex chewing gums too contains a certain amount of nicotine just like cigarettes, but a level slightly less than them. Cigarettes contain around 4000 different chemical components i... Read Full »
Shall I take Azithral for throat itching?
Query: Hi doctor, For almost a week, I have throat itching and some blood coming out of it. I had throat infections in the past and was smoking back then. Now, I do not smoke and it has been more than two and half months that I had a smoke. Could this be because of Nicotex 2 mg that I have been chewing to ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For one event of little blood, you need not have to panic. In my opinion, I do not think it is due to Nicotex (Nicotine) and hence you can continue using Nicotex. Most likely you are having throat infection and most of the times it is due to viral infection and it does ... Read Full »